Drunk History the TV show is happening, according to Deadline. Comedy Central has ordered a pilot produced by Will Ferrell's company, Gary Sanchez Productions. (PHOTO: Screen Capture / FunnyorDie.com).

Drunk History is coming to a TV near you.

As first reported by Deadline, Comedy Central has ordered a pilot presentation of the show, which will be based on the popular web series.

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay will produce the series, under their company Gary Sanchez Productions. (The company's latest release is the Spanish comedy Casa de Mi Padre, starring Ferrell, who delivers all his lines in Spanish).

It's hard to believe that the first episode of Drunk History hit the web some five years ago, courtesy of series creator Derek Waters and the folks at Funny or Die. From there, each episode of drunk individuals recounting American history, re-enacted by the likes of Jack Black, Michael Cera, John C. Reilly and others, has received millions of views on YouTube, with even more famous faces joining in on the fun.

To date, the most watched episode on YouTube remains episode 1, which was filmed in August 2007. With Michael Cera as Alexander Hamilton, the video has been viewed by more than 4.3 million people on YouTube.

Close behind is the series' most recent episode, Drunk History Christmas with Ryan Gosling, Jim Carrey and Eva Mendes, with more than 2.7 million views on Funny or Die.

According to Deadline, the TV series will be called Drunk History Across America, and will feature a new travel element.

On Twitter, reaction to the possibility of a Drunk History TV show has been mixed.


Online videos do not equal good TV, writes @danblondell.

Easily one of my fave web series. But will it make a good show? echoes @DGServiss.

Scroll down to watch Drunk History episode five, starring Will Ferrell, Don Cheadle and Zooey Deschanel in a recollection of the great Fredrick Douglass. Click here for all the Drunk History episodes.

What do you think of Drunk History being made into a TV series? Do you have a favorite episode?